NY Workshop with Mario Gonzalez
Master Commedia Dell’Arte Mask and Clown Teacher, Mario Gonzalez, former principal actor with Le Theatre Du Soleil and Master Mask Teacher at the Conservatoire National Superieur D’Art Dramatique in Paris, will teach two workshops in New York in the beginning of August.
The workshops are designed for professional actors and other performers, yet are also appropriate and useful for teachers, directors, therapists, and others who work with the public.
The class has three parts:
1) Le Choeur: (chorus) Working with the Neutral Mask.
2) Le Naissance (birth) Creation of characters using masks.
3) Improvisation: texts, songs, props, and interactions with other characters.
Two workshop sessions are offered
July 30-August 4, 2007 from 2-6 pm
August 6-11, 2007 from 6-10 pm
at the Access Theatre, 380 Broadway (2 blocks south of Canal St)
Cost $450 for each workshop
Classes limited to 12 students.
Balance due first day of class.
ABOUT MARIO GONZALEZ
Mario Gonzalez, originally from Guatemala, trained in Central America as an actor and moved to France in the late 60s. He spent eight years as a member of Ariane Mnouchkine’s Theatre du Soleil, performing acclaimed roles in her productions of LES CLOWNS, LA CUISINE, 1789, and L’AGE D’OR. He also appeared in her films MOLIERE and 1789. With the passion for commedia dell’arte he developed while working with Mnouchkine, he has created his own pedagogy in neutral and commedia mask and clown. He is considered the leading expert in these disciplines in France.
Since 1980, Mario Gonzalez has been the Master Mask and Clown teacher at the Conservatoire National Superieur d’Art Dramatique in Paris, France’s national theatre school. At the Conservatoire he has trained some of the most important names in French theatre and film. Mario has given workshops at theatre conservatories throughout the world, including Canada, Japan, South Korea, Iran and many countries in Europe, Scandinavia, and Latin America. As a director, he has mounted nearly a hundred productions around the world.